An Illustrator's Manifesto, in Poetry and Pictures

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Reminiscent of Edward Gorey's illustrated verse, Temujin Doran's short video celebrates "the finest occupation." While in art school, the filmmaker penned "a fictitious congratulatory letter written by a proud tutor to a recent graduate:"

The greatest illustration is not mere decoration 
but succinct accumulation of creative demonstration
and ratifying observation of the intended subjectation
with alarming innovation and shining punctuation ...

And on it goes, accompanied by Doran's beautiful line drawings. The rhymes are so compelling, it might just inspire you to sketch a little something of your own. 

For more work by Temujin Doran, visit http://studiocanoe.com/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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